Works started on this site as a small temporary building completed in 1910, year on year, as holiday makes flocked here the hotel was expanded and expanded, creating a sprawling maze between the rooms, with corridors and passages popping up all over.
After being threatened by bushfires and falling patronage, the operator of the hotel locked the doors with a weeks notice, and left, where it’s sat ever since.
Slated to be the biggest and most efficient solar photo-voltaic power station in the world, somehow this Solar Power Station in Victoria became abandoned. The mirrors painted over, gates shut and forgotten about.
Built in the 1950’s in the center of one of the largest towns in the state, the Civic Hall seated 1,500. It hosted numerous well known Australian bands and even the Royals in the 1970’s.
The locals are trying hard to get the Civic Hall Revitalized, but for now, it’s unused.
We arrived late and set up camp inside one of the dressing rooms and went to sleep.
Waking up early we took our time exploring the Civic Hall in the daylight. After we’d taken our photos and made the curtains go up and down until we got bored, we headed out, through the air vent we’d climbed in through.
What we didn’t expect however, was that there would be a farmers market using the car park of the Civic Hall, or that we’d climb out and into a stand selling potatoes…